Throughout the month of September there have been some fantastic cover reveals! Check out these amazing covers for upcoming Young Adult titles!
1.Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova
Revealed exclusively via the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog on September 9, was the cover for Córdova’s upcoming “action-packed epic fantasy” Incendiary!
Alongside the cover reveal was also an excerpt of the prologue and chapter one.
Incendiary follows “Renata Convida, a child who’s magical abilities to steal memories wrought the wrath of the King and took thousands of lives with it. Now, she’s part of the Whispers, an alliance of rebel spies working against the crown, though they can’t quite trust and accept her abilities either. When rebel leader and Renata’s love Dez is captured, she must complete his secret mission himself. But will that mean burning down the kingdom and everyone in it?”
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova is set to be released April 28, 2020!
2. The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park
Through a Book Riot exclusive, both a cover and excerpt were revealed for Park’s #OwnVoices contemporary debut, The Perfect Escape!
This upcoming Young Adult contemporary has been pitched as a “hysterically funny rom-com debut, perfect for fans of Jenny Han!”
Here’s the full summary:
Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich, just like everyone else at the elite private school where he’s a scholarship student. When one of the wealthiest kids at school offers Nate a huge sum of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family―and they need the money, since Nate’s dad just lost his job. But is compromising his integrity worth it?
Kate Anderson wants a fresh start. Her high-powered CEO father oppressively controls over her life, demanding she follow the life plan he’s laid out for her. She fantasizes about escaping to New York, where she can pursue her dreams of being an actress. But how can Kate get there when she can’t even buy dinner without his approval?
Nate and Kate’s worlds collide at their job at a zombie-themed escape room. As sparks fly, fate steps in: a local tech company is hosting a weekend-long survivalist competition with a huge cash prize that could solve all their problems. And thanks to the survival skills they picked up watching hours of zombie movies, the two think they might just have a shot. But the real challenge will be making it through the weekend with their hearts intact…
The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park is set to be released April 7, 2020!
3. Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know by Samira Ahmed
Teen Vogue revealed the cover and excerpt for Ahmed’s Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know on September 10. Ahmed’s upcoming contemporary novel, according to the article, features “Paris, relatable college admission struggles, and an intriguing literary mystery…”
The novel is told from two alternating points of view following “17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—who is American, French, Indian, and Muslim—as she spends a summer trip in the famed City of Lights” and Leila from the 1800’s who “is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has “gifted” her with favored status in his harem…”
Told from alternating stories that span centuries, we follow two young women who are trying “to write their own stories and escape the pressure of familial burdens and cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men…”
Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know by Samira Ahmed is set to be released April 7, 2020!
4. Write Yourself A Lantern (The Poet X Journal) by Elizabeth Acevedo
On September 24, Elizabeth Acevedo shared via her Twitter, the cover and sneak peek into an upcoming journal, inspired by her debut The Poet X!
This writing journal will also feature quotes from Acevedo’s novel and here’s a full summary:
This journal is for the dreamers.
The writers who don’t yet know that they are writers, but know that they have plenty to say.
Featuring lines from Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X among its lined pages, this full-color, beautifully designed journal is perfect for readers, long-time writers, those trying their hand at poetry, or anyone with a voice all their own.
Let Xiomara’s verses spark your own inspiration, as you pour your own thoughts and feelings onto the pages—and write the words you need most.
Write Yourself A Lantern by Elizabeth Acevedo is set to be released April 7, 2020!